Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|General (Qs 1 – 3)||Clinical Practice: (Qs 9 – 10)|
|Accreditation (Qs 4 – 6)||Career Prospects: (Q 11)|
|Flexible study options (Qs 7 – 9)|
1. What makes BCNH different to other nutrition colleges?
|a)||Our courses are credit-rated by the University of Greenwich and therefore taught at degree level.|
|b)||We offer a full academic year of dedicated clinical practice, to ensure our students are confident and ready to practice on graduation.|
|c)||Flexible study options – students can choose to attend our classroom-based seminars online or in person.|
|Don’t just take our word for it, follow this link to see what some of our graduates say!|
|2.||If I study with BCNH, can I get a student visa?|
|NO. As we only offer part-time courses, our students are not eligible for a student visa.|
|3.||Where and when are lectures held?
|Our lectures are held in lecture rooms at University College London’s Bloomsbury Campus (UCL) and take place on weekends (10am – 4pm)|
|4.||Is the Level-6 Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine an NTEC accredited course?|
|The Level 6 Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is a rebranding of our original Level 6 Diploma in Nutritional Therapy, which is NTEC accredited until September 2022.
|5.||Can BCNH graduates register with CNHC?|
|Our Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine graduates can apply for direct entry to the professional register held by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is supported by the Department of Health.|
|Please see this link for further information about BCNH accreditations.|
|6.||Who awards the Level-6 Diplomas in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine?|
|The Level-6 Diploma is awarded by BCNH and each module is credit-rated by the University of Greenwich.|
|Flexible Study Options
|7.||As an online / distance learning student, how will I complete the course?|
As a distance learner, you will receive the same support as attendance students, which includes:
BCNH feels that with this amount of support, no student will feel isolated during their time studying with us.
|8.||Are there any compulsory attendance days for online / distance learning students?|
|Yes,there is 1 compulsory attendance weekends in the final year (ALL students). For UK students only, we also recommend attending an induction day in the first year.|
|9.||Is there a clinical placement for the Level-6 Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine?
|During the clinical practice year, students are not required to complete a clinical placement. Our final year students will consult with their own clients under supervision in the BCNH Clinic. Distance learners will be supervised via video-conferencing software.||
|10.||So what happens during the Year 4 clinical practice?|
|During the clinical practice year of the Level 6 Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine, students will undertake 5 live case studies with real clients. These case studies will have 3 consultations each, and each consultation will be supervised by one of our experienced clinic supervisors.
Students can use our dedicated clinic to carry out their consultations, or can be supervised over video technology if it is impractical to travel to London.
More information about our clinical practice year can be found here.
|11.||What career prospects are there after I complete my Level-6 Diploma in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine?|
|Most BCNH graduates go on to start successful nutrition practices, offering personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice to paying clients. There are, however, many other opportunities available and the majority of our graduates will have a variety of different income streams. For example, whilst some days may be spent in clinic, others may be dedicated to corporate work, to teaching nutrition (to adults or children), or to writing (e.g. blogs, articles, books).
Some graduates have also gone on to work in product development and technical support, for example, providing practitioner support and education in supplement and testing companies.